Under Ben Bulben.
Under bare Ben Bulben's head In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
The sky was grey with low clouds, and the air was cool and damp. It was one of the last poems he wrote.
Then on two more folios in the same notebook his poem starts to stumble into rhyme. First, on nine folios of a small loose-leaf notebook Yeats made three very rough prose drafts. An ancestor was rector there Long years ago, a church stands near, By the road an ancient cross. No marble, no conventional phrase; On limestone quarried near the spot Horseman, pass by! It is an assessing look at the art, politics, spiritual philosophy, history, love, and folklore that informed his creative life. Yeats Swear by what the sages spoke Round the Mareotic Lake That the Witch of Atlas knew, Spoke and set the cocks a-crow. Comments about Under Ben Bulben by William Butler Yeats Adrian Mullane (6/14/2010 8:59:00 PM) lovely spot for a graveyard.
The last 3 lines of the poem are inscribeed on Yeats's gravestone in Drumcliffe, co. Sligo, Ireland. W.B Yeats, who said “tread softly, for you tread on my dreams” was laid to rest in 1948 under the shadow of Ben Bulben Mountain in Drumcliffe, Cemetery County Sligo.An unassuming grave holds his remains in St. Columba’s Church. Yeats Grave in Sligo. No marble, no conventional phrase, On limestone quarried near the spot By his command these words are cut: Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Richard St. John Harris (October 1, 1930 – October 25, 2002) was an Irish actor, singer and songwriter. I left David & Lin’s place this morning filled with gratitude, and just a hint of sadness that I won’t see them (or Davey) again for… who knows how long? a poem by W.B. Phase three is a complete, but rough, verse draft on was surprised too … Yeats knew that UNDER BEN BULBEN was to be his last poem. Under Ben Bulben is a poem by Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The forecast said rain, but less than it had threatened when I looked yesterday. composition of 'Under Ben Bulben' fell into four phases. Swear by those horsemen, by those women Complexion and form prove superhuman, That pale, long-visaged company That air in immortality Completeness of their passions won; Now they ride the wintry dawn Where Ben Bulben sets the … He appeared in Camelot (1967), A Man Called Horse (1970) and, at the end of his career, the first two Harry Potter movies. Under bare Ben Bulben's head In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid, An ancestor was rector there Long years ago; a church stands near, By the road an ancient Cross.